(Of a person) feed and care for (a young animal) until it is fully grown: the baby gorillas were hand-reared by zookeepers after being rejected by their mothers (as adjective hand-reared) hand-reared pheasants
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- A maximum of six chicks were hand-reared at any given time.
- The piglets, who have been rejected by their mother, are being hand-reared at the school.
- Farmers could find themselves breaking the new rules by moving young stock, including pet lambs which need hand-rearing.
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